Chandler's informative article mentioned some "notables" and other "famous" people who were Unitarians. Your readers may be intrigued to learn the names of some more of them: poets William Cullen Bryant and Sidney Lanier, naturalist Louis Agassiz, astronomer Maria Mitchell, Florence Nightingale, Benjamin Franklin, historians George Bancroft and Lothrop Motley, educator Horace Mann, Daniel Webster, Cyrus Pierce, who crusaded for normal schools, Samuel G. Howe, who established the first school in America for the blind, Henry Bergh, who created the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In an April 2, 1926 address President Little ( not a Unitarian) of the University of Michigan said that "intellectual leadership is closely connected with liberality in religion." He presented statistics showing that persons of various Christian denominations occur more or less frequently in Who's Who in America according to the liberality or illiberality of their creed.
Using three letters of the alphabet, A, M and W, he had tabulated four groups--medical men, scientists, authors or writers, and lawyers. "The results, calculated on a percentage basis, when compared with the percentages of the various religious denominations in the whole United States, showed that Unitarians occur more than 28 times as frequently as one would expect, Episcopalians 10.6 times, Congregationalists 5.8 times, Universalists 5.5, Presbyterians 3.5. In marked contrast with these, Methodists occurred only three-fifths as many times as expected, Baptists a little more than two-fifths, Roman Catholics between one-quarter and one-fifth."